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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 315)

From: Self-report measurement of pain & symptoms in palliative care patients: a comparison of verbal, visual and hand scoring methods in Sub-Saharan Africa

Age (years) Mean 43.47, SD 15.459, Range 20–88
Gender Male 30.2% (n = 95) Female 69.8% (n = 220)
Cancer Yes 35.6% (n = 112) No 64.4% (n = 203)
HIV Yes 71.1% (n = 224) No 28.9% (n = 91)
CA & HIV Yes 7.0% (n = 22) No 93.0% (n = 293)
Functional status (Zubrod) 0 Fully active 21% (n = 66)
1 Restricted 27% (n = 85)
2 Ambulatory 20% (n = 63)
3 Limited self-care 25.7% (n = 81)
4 Completely disabled 6.3% (n = 20)
Children Yes 74.9% (n = 236) No 25.1% (n = 79)
No. of children Mean 2.99, SD 2.263, Range 1–11,
Location of home Urban 30.5% (n = 96)
Peril-urban 20.3% (n = 64)
Rural 49.2% (n = 155)
Place of care Homecare 71.1% (n = 225)
Other 28.9% (n = 90)
Inpatient 16.8% (n = 53),
Outpatient 7.3% (n = 23)
Day care 4.4% (n = 14)
Weeks under hospice (days) Mean 51.16, Median 19.00 SD 76.11. Range 0–488